ERIC Number: ED044082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
The Academic Performance of Students Who Transfer after Two Years.
Melnick, Murray; And Others
This report presents data on the 4th year performance of transfers from 2- and 4-year colleges, and a sample of Hofstra natives. This report extended an analysis which dealt with the 3rd-year performance of these groups. The relationship was examined between performance (GPA) and high school decile, SAT verbal scores, sex, and cumulative 2-year GPA's. The 3rd and 4th year performances of these groups was also compared. Some of the major findings were: The performance of transfer students prior to their transfer and the 2-year cumulative GPA of Hofstra natives were almost the same; however, both in the 3rd and 4th year, the GPA of the transfers from 2-year colleges was significantly lower than the GPA of the two other groups. The GPA of the transfers from 4-year colleges and that of the Hofstra natives did not differ significantly in the 3rd and 4th year, and their 4th-year GPA also tended to be much higher than their cumulative 2-year GPA's. The 3rd-year GPA of 2-year school transfers tended to be lower than their 2-year cumulative GPA, while their 4th-year GPA tended to be similar to their cumulative GPA. A higher percentage of the 4-year school transfers and Hofstra natives tended to graduate than the 2-year school transfers. SAT verbal scores were of little value in predicting performance, and female students tended to have higher GPA's than males. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.